Graham Vick’s 1991 production for The Royal Opera is ‘considered a milestone in the staging of 18th-century opera’ (The Guardian). Vick draws parallels between the stylized form of Baroque opera and the traditions of Japanese and Indian stagecraft – influences echoed in Paul Brown’s stunningly opulent designs.
This excellent cast includes Michael Spyres as Mitridate, Salome Jicia as Sifare, Bejun Metha as Farnace, Lucy Crowe as Ismene.
Conductor – Christophe Rousset
There are only four performances: June 26, 29, July 1 and 7.